Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.